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Joseph C. Yates

Joseph C. YatesAKA Joseph Christopher Yates

Born: 9-Nov-1768
Birthplace: Schenectady, NY
Died: 19-Mar-1837
Location of death: Schenectady, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democrat-Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of New York, 1823-24

The American politician Joseph Christopher Yates, Governor of New York, was born in Schenectady, New York, on 9 November 1768. He was a son of Christopher Yates (1737-1785), who was a land surveyor and served during the Revolutionary War as colonel of a regiment of engineers, and was quartermaster-general under General Philip Schuyler. Yates studied and practiced law at Schenectady, and was one of the founders of Union College in 1795. He served as Mayor of Schenectady in 1798-1808, as state senator in 1806-07, and as judge of the New York Supreme Court in 1808-22, and was Governor of New York in 1823-25. He died in Schenectady on 19 March 1837; Yates County in New York state is named in his honor.

Father: Christopher Yates (b. 1737, d. 1785)

    Mayor of Schenectady, NY (1798-1808)
    New York State Senate Eastern District (1805-08)
    New York State Court of Appeals (1808-22)
    Governor of New York (1823-24)


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